Fowler deal would have been better for league

Zygmunt Wilf's purchase of the Vikings means minorities still lack majority ownership of an NFL club.

Updated: May 25, 2005, 3:46 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON – It is never an incidental transaction when an NFL franchise changes hands, never a trivial matter when a person of substance, such as new Minnesota Vikings boss Zygmunt Wilf, pledges the exclusive fraternity of league owners.

And so on Wednesday afternoon, when the league announced that Wilf's purchase of the Vikings for $600 million was unanimously approved after he and former owner Red McCombs had tied up some loose ends, there certainly was cause for celebration. Especially ...

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